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  • 'Banks should provide hassle-free services to start-ups in J-K' May 09, 2016 07:28 AM IST

    'Banks should provide hassle-free services to start-ups in J-K'

    Speaking at a daylong workshop on Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), the Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) said banks should be customer-friendly by providing hassle-free services to entrepreneurs on priority basis.

  • Start-ups need to differentiate themselves: Junglee founder May 06, 2016 10:27 PM IST

    Start-ups need to differentiate themselves: Junglee founder

    Start-ups are gradually getting back to basics. They have shifted their focus on other important numbers apart from the topline, says Anand Rajaraman.

  • Global healthTech VC funding hits a record $4.5bn in 2015:Report May 06, 2016 02:20 PM IST

    Global healthTech VC funding hits a record $4.5bn in 2015:Report

    The last three years have seen a surge in healthtech startups in Asia Pacific, driven among others by a growing middle class affluence and health awareness, the need for chronic disease management and the growing demand for senior healthcare products and services.

  • Lucknow based startup bags USD 1 mn funding from MoMagic May 06, 2016 10:42 AM IST

    Lucknow based startup bags USD 1 mn funding from MoMagic

    Lucknow-based education startup EduAce Services today said it has raised USD 1 million (about Rs 6.6 crore) in seed funding from Foxconn-backed MoMagic.

  • Nasscom, Facebook partner to push product development in India May 05, 2016 05:38 PM IST

    Nasscom, Facebook partner to push product development in India

    IT-BPM industry body Nasscom has partnered social media giant Facebook to evangelise the product design ecosystem and support over 500 product startups in India.

  • Airbnb: Democratising travel across the world May 04, 2016 07:26 PM IST

    Airbnb: Democratising travel across the world

    Watch special episode of Young Turks where Nathan Blecharczyk, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Airbnb talks to Syna Dehnugara of CNBC-TV18 about Airbnb's growth from a three person team to a 2000 employees company, future prospects and much more.

  • Google acquires startup founded by Indian-origin entrepreneur May 03, 2016 10:44 AM IST

    Google acquires startup founded by Indian-origin entrepreneur

    Google has acquired a business technology start-up founded by an Indian-origin entrepreneur as part of its plans to scale training offerings for Google Apps to its customers and customers' users.

  • Ganesh Natarajan's co to invest in start-ups, build products May 02, 2016 10:16 PM IST

    Ganesh Natarajan's co to invest in start-ups, build products

    Ganesh Natarjan, the former CEO of Zensar Technologies, has started his venture with a kitty of Rs 5 crore that will fund start-ups over the next 6 months.

  • 'Engaging with start-up bring in innovative manner in work' May 02, 2016 10:53 AM IST

    'Engaging with start-up bring in innovative manner in work'

    A half of Indian executives polled are open to work with start-ups as partnering with new-age companies bring in agile and innovative methods, says a survey.

  • Young Turks meets investors to find out what 2016 will look like Apr 29, 2016 09:55 PM IST

    Young Turks meets investors to find out what 2016 will look like

    Young Turks caught up with investors at the India Internet Day conference to find out what they thought of 2015 and what they think of 2016 going forward. Has funding slowed down or are things on track.

  • Startups- The Wedding Brigade & Impact Guru raises Rs 4 & 3.3 cr Apr 29, 2016 12:05 PM IST

    Startups- The Wedding Brigade & Impact Guru raises Rs 4 & 3.3 cr

    Mumbai-based wedding planning portal, The Wedding Brigade has raised Rs 4 crore in a pre-series A round funding led by Blume Ventures along with four other angel investors. Besides, Impact Guru, a Harvard Innovation Lab incubated fintech company, announced a seed round of USD 500,000

  • Red Ribbon joins Orbis Financial to raise capital for startups Apr 29, 2016 11:25 AM IST

    Red Ribbon joins Orbis Financial to raise capital for startups

    Red Ribbon Advisory Services (Red Ribbon), part of UK based Red Ribbon Asset Management Plc., today announced its partnership with Orbis Financial Corporation Limited (Orbis) for custodian and transaction settlement.

  • 1,000 start-up funding on horizon, deal size may drop Apr 28, 2016 01:22 PM IST

    1,000 start-up funding on horizon, deal size may drop

    According to VCCEdge, the financial research platform of the VCCircle Network, which is part of News Corp, there have been 255 deals till mid-April this year and going by this rate, the number of start-ups that may receive funding this year is likely to reach the 1,000 mark.

  • 'Positive about growth of startups in Kolkata' Apr 28, 2016 10:47 AM IST

    'Positive about growth of startups in Kolkata'

    The city's startup ecosystem is developing gradually and it has the potential to be a major hub of new age companies, investor group Calcutta Angels Network (CAN) said today.

  • Mobile emergency app MUrgency raises funds from Axilor Apr 27, 2016 05:02 PM IST

    Mobile emergency app MUrgency raises funds from Axilor

    Infosys founders Kris Gopalakrishnan and SD Shibulal-backed venture capital fund Axilor has invested in emergency response mobile platform MUrgency.

  • Nandan Nilekani invests in RailYatri Apr 27, 2016 12:36 PM IST

    Nandan Nilekani invests in RailYatri

    "What excites me about RailYatri is the fact that this is a new-age product made by Indians for Indians. The RailYatri app, which intelligently harnesses the power of smartphones, data and mobile payments, has a huge opportunity of impacting the lives of millions of travellers," Nilekani reasoned.

  • Roposo gets USD 5 mn funding from Bertelsmann India Apr 27, 2016 10:44 AM IST

    Roposo gets USD 5 mn funding from Bertelsmann India

    Fashion-focused social network, Roposo.com has raised USD 5 million (about Rs 33.2 crore) funding from Bertelsmann India Investments (BII). With this, Roposo has closed the series B funding, raising a total of USD 15 million in this round.

  • Reliance Entertainment to invest in 20 Indian gaming startups Apr 26, 2016 08:00 PM IST

    Reliance Entertainment to invest in 20 Indian gaming startups

    Reliance Games, a part of Reliance Entertainment, has also announced investments worth over USD 50,000 in marketing and technology to support some Indian startups as part of its 'PG Connects' event

  • Monster India to use database for funding startups Apr 26, 2016 04:38 PM IST

    Monster India to use database for funding startups

    Job portal Monster has launched #MakeIndiaWork initiative under which it will use its database to crowd source funds for entrepreneurial ventures with an aim to further boost the startup ecosystem in the country.

  • Ideaspring sets up Rs 125-cr fund for product startups Apr 26, 2016 10:48 AM IST

    Ideaspring sets up Rs 125-cr fund for product startups

    The venture fund will invest in early-stage product innovation startups, seed funding of up to Rs 3 crore and subsequent co-investment at series A stage of up to Rs 5 crore, a statement said.

  • Rajan warns against deep discount model in startup space Apr 26, 2016 10:40 AM IST

    Rajan warns against deep discount model in startup space

    With concerns being raised about cash-burn in burgeoning e-commerce sector, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan today made it clear that getting revenues through deep discounting is not a viable business model for startups.

  • Startup launches 'Fanbox' to connect live with celebrities Apr 25, 2016 05:36 PM IST

    Startup launches 'Fanbox' to connect live with celebrities

    PrivyPlex has partnered Virat Kohli to launch a 'fanbox' that will include a Moto G Turbo smartphone and a one-year subscription to Virat's exclusive fan club, aimed at the cricketer's fans and followers.

  • LogiNext acquires logistic firm YourGuy Apr 25, 2016 05:19 PM IST

    LogiNext acquires logistic firm YourGuy

    Software company LogiNext has acquired 100 per cent stake in Mumbai-based logistic firm YourGuy, valued at USD 1.5 million, to double its business capacity.

  • PepperTap shuts grocery delivery ops, 150 staffers laid off Apr 25, 2016 10:59 AM IST

    PepperTap shuts grocery delivery ops, 150 staffers laid off

    Snapdeal-backed PepperTap has decided to shut down its cash-burning grocery delivery operations and instead focus on expanding its logistics business.

  • India Aspiration Fund need to be at par with NIIF: BoM Apr 25, 2016 10:48 AM IST

    India Aspiration Fund need to be at par with NIIF: BoM

    IAF set up to boost the startup ecosystem in the country should be moderated on the lines of NIIF, which funds up to 49 per cent of the capital requirement, head of Bank of Maharashtra said

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